On Wednesday, November 21st at 7:30 p.m. we will continue our Jazz adventure at Trinity Lutheran Church with a special Thanksgiving celebration. This will be in the form of a Traditional Evening Prayer service which makes use of chant, scripture, prayers, silence, and hymns to bring the presence of Christ into our midst as day gives way to evening. The only difference is that this setting of the vesper service uses the warm sound of American Jazz music. A highlight of the service is a brief teaching moment which expands on the theme of the day, blending the sacred and the secular. Come at 7pm to enjoy dessert and refreshments before the service. Invite some friends to join you for this blended service to wind down your day. Free and open to the public. Click for Directions
“Celebrating our Past and Embracing our Future” The 150th Anniversary of Trinity will began with the Unity Service of Celebration on Sunday, October 14th 2018. We chose this date because it is close to our actual groundbreaking for the original church on Franklin Street which took place in October, 1868. There are some fantastic pictures, both past and present, osted pictures on the bulletin board in the Narthex. A timeline is beginning to form in Fellowship Hall. Watch it grow through the year. We will also have wonderful scrapbooks of our early church days out for you to look through during the brunch. Please take time to look at these artifacts. We were blessed by the diligent research of Janet Dayhoff and Dottie Cochrane. Their tireless work, attention to detail, and the formation of the Heritage Room provide us with a wealth of information from our past. November Each month we will celebrate the anniversary with a special focus one Sunday a month. In November, we will focus on Harvest Home which has been a long-standing tradition at Trinity. This will occur on Sunday, November 18th. This will also be the day we provide Thanksgiving boxes to our Micah’s families and Food Bank […]
There are two different bible studies meeting every week to choose from. All are welcome! Monday evenings at 7pm in Memorial Hall, there will be a bible study focusing on the Gospel of John. Tuesday Mornings at 10am in Memorial Hall, a second bible study will be looking at the Book of Exodus. Monday Evening, The Gospel of John John is the last Gospel written and probably comes to us from the last decade of the first century. The writer is a theologian and who takes things that appear in the other three Gospels and bends them to his own devices. For example, the synoptic Gospels—Mark, Luke, and Matthew—place the setting of the Last Supper within the framework of the Passover Meal. John says it happened at dinner the night before Passover. Who is right? There’s an obvious contradiction. So much for Biblical inherency. Come find out why John does this! Tuesday Morning, The Book of Exodus The Tuesday morning Bible study will focus next on the book of Exodus, beginning 10 a.m. on August 21. In this “historical” book, God uses slavery in Egypt to gather a people and bring them out of bondage into a new life in […]
Trinity Lutheran Church was former in 1869, build on the first block of East Franklin Street, the current site of Pioneer Hook and Ladder Company 3. The cornerstone of the current location was set in 1909. Trinity Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. The Organ A prominent feature of the Church is the organ, designed and built in 1996 specifically for this building, by the Schantz Organ Company of Orville, Ohio. It is a four-manual organ, meaning it has four manuals. or hand keyboards. This term distinguishes these keyboards from the keyboards played with the feet, called pedalboards. Organs usually have more than one manual; most larger organs two or three; elaborate organs may have four or more. The Schantz organ has 3,265 pipes, and 58 ranks. The term rank describes a set of organ pipes that together produce one octave of a specific timbre (timbre describes the difference between two tones, for example the difference between the same note played on a piano and on a guitar. The “Music at Trinity” concert series provides concerts for members of Trinity and the community at large. This series includes organ recitals, college and university […]
The Trinity Church Council Covenant In order for the Trinity Church Council to lead the congregation well in its mission and ministry, we make these promises: Our Promise to God We promise to pray, alone and together, to thank God, Praise God, and to ask for God’s help in our lives and in our work for Trinity Lutheran Church, and we seek to listen and discern God’s response. Our Promise to Each Other on the Church Council We promise to respect, care and pray for each other. We promise to regard our time in the Trinity Church Council as an opportunity to make an important gift to our Church. We promise to listen with an open, nonjudgmental mind to the words and ideas of the others in our Church and on our Church Council. We promise to discuss, debate, dialogue, agree and disagree openly in Church Council meetings, expressing ourselves as clearly and honestly as possible, so that we are certain that the Council understands our point of view. We promise to support the final decision of the Trinity Church Council, whether it reflects our view or not. We promise to worship together often in Jesus’ name, embracing a variety of styles, hymns and spiritual songs which give […]
Funerals are celebrations of the resurrection. Trinity encourages that funeral services be held in the sanctuary, where members worship and where the rich resources of Christian hymnody and music are most accessible. The pastor and staff of Trinity Lutheran Church are committed to helping with funerals, either for a member or non-member of Trinity. To have the pastor conduct a funeral at Trinity, please call the church office at 301-733-2878. A funeral service should not be scheduled without clearing the pastor and the facility’s availability. Printed copies to our Guide to Christian Burial are also available at our church office. Scripture suggestions for funerals Old Testament Lessons Job 19:23-27a “For I know that my Redeemer lives.” Isaiah 25:6-9 “Then the Lord GOD will wipe away the tears.” Isaiah 35:3-10 “Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened.” Isaiah 40:1-11, 28-31 “Comfort, O comfort my people…In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD.” Isaiah 61:1-3 “The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me…to bring good news.” Lamentations 3:22-33 “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 “For everything there is a season.” Psalms Psalm 23 “The LORD is my shepherd” Psalm 27 “The LORD is my […]
A Christian Wedding is a time to celebrate God’s love for us through Jesus Christ and to ask him to make your marriage a strong, loving, lifelong partnership. We want your marriage and life together to be a testimony to God’s faithfulness and for you to be able to display a model of respectful love. The character of all worship events taking place at Trinity must always reflect the identity of this congregation and our esteem for Jesus Christ’s authority and surpassing grace. Your understanding of and respect for these values and principles is appreciated. We at Trinity are honored to serve couples at this exciting time in their lives. We want to share in this joy while helping to guide you in creating a memorable event of worship and trust in our Lord Jesus Christ Guidelines for celebrating your wedding at Trinity Lutheran Church The purpose of these guidelines is to free you from questions, to allow you to celebrate your special day without worry and to erase any indecision or frustration that might occur. Trinity Wedding Manual
Sundays, 11:00 am This service of worship and praise is held in the Sanctuary. It offers full liturgy at “prime time,” comfortable, intimate, classic organ-led hymns, rich musical offerings, Bible-based & life-applicable messages.